07 June 2016

Bright Horizons’ Sale Day Nursery and Preschool on Marsland Road have been awarded an ‘Outstanding’ judgement by Ofsted in a glowing report which praised the quality of teaching, parent partnership and effectiveness of the leadership.

The recently published report states that, “The highly impressive teaching children receive, helps them to become skilled communicators, develop positive relationships and become physically competent. Children develop an extensive range of skills, abilities and attitudes which prepares them exceptionally well, in readiness for school.” Continuing to praise the Nursery Manager, “The manager effectively monitors the excellent progress of all children who attend, including different groups of children. All children are encouraged to make the best possible progress and the achievement gap is narrowing.” And the nursery’s parent partnership, “Partnerships with parents are exemplary. Parents receive a wealth of information about the nursery and educational programmes, are fully involved in their children's learning and continuously informed of their progress.”

The report concludes that outcomes for the children are “outstanding”, declaring that, “All children make consistently rapid progress, including those whose starting points are below expected levels of development. This includes children who have special educational needs or a disability and children who speak English as an additional language. In addition, several children achieve beyond expected levels of development. Babies and children develop a strong sense of curiosity and positive attitudes towards learning. This helps to prepare them well for their next stage in learning and the eventual move to school.”

“We are all so delighted to receive an outstanding rating from Ofsted”, said Jenni McDougall, Nursery Manager. “Receiving an ‘Outstanding’ is a recognition of all the hard work that my team has put in to ensure that every area of care and education is provided at the highest level for our children and their families. As always our fundamental aim remains to ensure that we create the best possible environment in which children can flourish and naturally love learning forever."